Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-81) and index
I. Python worship -- II. The serpent and fecundity, transmigration of souls, totemism -- III. The rainbow snake -- IV. Immunity and snake-medicines -- V. Distribution of beliefs and probable lines of migration -- VI. The question of an external origin of African serpent beliefs -- VII. Zoological evidence as an explanation of origins -- VIII. Summary and conclusions
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